Totnes Castle

After a month at their new school, all Year 7 students were treated to a day off timetable to visit Totnes Castle. The day had been arranged by Head of History, Mr Harris, to enrich the year groups’ knowledge and understanding of the Norman Conquest. In particular, the trip helped the students with their investigation into how William the Conqueror was able to secure control of England in the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings with just a few thousand men at his disposal. With this in mind, Totnes Castle remains an archetypal reminder of how Norman rule was imposed on the region, as the original fortification was built following the Saxon rebellion of 1067. Their new understanding of Norman rule will now be brought back into the History classroom for further discussions.

Year 7 thank Mr Harris and his department for this informative and fun trip.

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